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Hearts and Minds

Peter Davis

 
Hearts and Minds (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

17 Jun 2014

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  • United States
  • 1974
  • 112 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #156

A startling and courageous film, Peter Davis’s landmark 1974 documentary Hearts and Minds unflinchingly confronted the United States’ involvement in Vietnam at the height of the controversy that surrounded it. Using a wealth of sources—from interviews to newsreels to footage of the conflict and the upheaval it occasioned on the home front—Davis constructs a powerfully affecting picture of the disastrous effects of war. Explosive, persuasive, and wrenching, Hearts and Minds is an overwhelming emotional experience and the most important nonfiction film ever made about this devastating period in history.

Disc Features

  • High-definition digital restoration, supervised by director Peter Davis and cinematographer Richard Pearce, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Davis
  • A collection of over two hours of Davis’s unused footage, including excerpts from interviews with presidential adviser George Ball, broadcast journalist David Brinkley, French journalist and historian Philippe Devillers, and political activist Tony Russo; additional excerpts from General William Westmoreland’s interview; additional audio excerpts from presidential adviser Walt Rostow’s interview; and scenes from a funeral and a military hospital in South Vietnam
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by Davis, film critic Judith Crist, and historians Robert K. Brigham, George C. Herring, and Ngo Vinh Long

    New cover by Luba Lukova

Film Essays

Hearts and Minds: The Human Connection

By Robert K. BrighamJune 24, 2002

One of the most important contributions Hearts and Minds makes to our national dialogue on the . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Hearts and Minds: A Historical Context

By George HerringJune 24, 2002

Hearts and Minds is the classic documentary antiwar film of the Vietnam era. It was released . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Hearts and Minds: Moving the People

By Ngo Vinh LongJune 24, 2002

The American war in Vietnam was officially divided into two halves: The military war and “The . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Hearts and Minds

By Judith CristJune 24, 2002

Peter Davis’ provocative Oscar-winning Hearts and Minds, released to the American public in . . . Read more »

Clippings

Real Art

November 19, 2010

A whole bunch of questions arose when the critics at Time Out New York were compiling their . . . Read more »


Clippings

Hearts, Minds, and Michael Moore

April 20, 2010

Despite the fact that he’s “not a big fan of DVDs,” Fahrenheit 9/11 filmmaker Michael Moore . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Hearts and Minds: The Human Connection

By Robert K. BrighamJune 24, 2002

One of the most important contributions Hearts and Minds makes to our national dialogue on the . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Hearts and Minds: A Historical Context

By George HerringJune 24, 2002

Hearts and Minds is the classic documentary antiwar film of the Vietnam era. It was released . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Hearts and Minds: Moving the People

By Ngo Vinh LongJune 24, 2002

The American war in Vietnam was officially divided into two halves: The military war and “The . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Hearts and Minds

By Judith CristJune 24, 2002

Peter Davis’ provocative Oscar-winning Hearts and Minds, released to the American public in . . . Read more »

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